Sounding the wood: a musical playground at Prior Park

Children enjoying the wooden instruments in the musical playground

We invite you to immerse yourself in the natural chirping, twittering and rustling sounds of the garden, before you discover a musical playground, a space to play, create and listen.

This is a Sound UK project, made possible thanks to funding from the Arts Council England.

Inspired by the landscape of Prior Park, Sound UK have challenged local adventure play company TouchWood to make a group of ‘woodland instruments’. Nestled within the garden the musical playground is for you to discover, explore and play.

Head Gardener Alice has been testing out the instruments